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mason


Joined: Feb 24, 2016
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Craftsman lawn tractor
Original Message   Feb 24, 2016 10:10 am
I have a Craftsman garden tractor with a 54 inch mower deck - model 917.28749. The engine runs fine, but it stalls whenever I engage the drive (all speeds) or engage the mower. If I release the brake quickly I can get it to lurch forward a foot or two, but it still stalls. What should I look for?
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niper99


Location: London Ont
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Points: 354

Re: Craftsman lawn tractor
Reply #1   Feb 25, 2016 2:58 am
does it bog down when its about to stall? or just cut out and stall quickly?... im thinking maybe a safety switch not working possibly... first thing id do is check see if ur losing spark when it dies.. u will need a inline spark tester for that.. if it is stalling quickly with no bogging then check all safety switchs..
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mason


Joined: Feb 24, 2016
Points: 2

Re: Craftsman lawn tractor
Reply #2   Feb 26, 2016 8:58 am
niper99, thanks. I'll check the safety switches if I can find them. When I disengage the brake or engage the mower blades, the stalling behavior is essentially the same as if I turned the ignition switch to off - rpm's go down and the engine dies in 2-3 seconds. It runs fine with the brake engaged and the mower blades disengaged.
niper99


Location: London Ont
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Points: 354

Re: Craftsman lawn tractor
Reply #3   Mar 9, 2016 3:39 am
how u make out?
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